Jurisdiction

US Supreme Court again affirms the limits of personal jurisdiction

In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court recently held that a court could not assert personal jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant, whose conduct took place entirely outside the forum, where the claim of jurisdiction was based solely on the … Continue reading

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US Supreme Court rejects jurisdiction over foreign corporation based on its subsidiary’s contacts with the forum

For the first time ever, the United States Supreme Court has addressed whether a foreign corporation may be subjected to a court’s general jurisdiction based on its subsidiary’s contacts with the forum state.  Daimler AG v. Bauman, No. 11-965, 2014 … Continue reading

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Illinois Supreme Court asserts personal jurisdiction over non-US manufacturer despite absence of direct Illinois product sales

The Illinois Supreme Court recently affirmed the assertion of personal jurisdiction over a non-US component part manufacturer that never sold a single product directly to a consumer in the state of Illinois.  See Russell v. SNFA, 987 N.E.2d 778 (Illinois … Continue reading

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